Denise Tanguay

Denise Tanguay

Professor of Management


313 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • BS State University College, New York

Professional Summary

Denise Tanguay is Professor of Management in the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University, where she has served as Associate Dean of the College of Business, interim Department Head of the Department of Marketing, and Special Assistant to the Provost for Planning. During the 1998-99 academic year, she was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow in Higher Education Administration, during which time she worked with the President, Provost, and Vice President for Finance and Administration at Barnard College (Columbia University). She has also served as co-director (with Gregory Huszczo) of our Master's program in Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Dr. Tanguay researches activities include a national report on the corporate hiring and use of retirees for the American Association of Retired Persons, a monograph on Employee Involvement programs for the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as publications in such journals as Human Relations, Human Development Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and The Journal of Management. In 1994, she was certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, 1994, recertified in 2004, 07,10, 13). In addition to her academic research, teaching, and service activities, Dr. Tanguay has provided executive coaching and organizational assessment and training for a variety of clients in both public and private sectors.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 384 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 386 Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • MGMT 484 Labor Management Relations
  • MGMT 496 Current Issues in Human Resources
  • MGMT 615 Organization Design and Strategy
  • MGMT 625 Managing in a Unionized Environment
  • MGMT 688 Practicum in Human Resource Management/OD

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Tanguay teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, design, and strategy, human resource management, and labor relations.

Selected Publications

Tanguay, D. M., Camp, R. R., Endres, M. L., Torres, E. (2012). The Impact of Sports Participation and Gender on Inferences drawn from Resumes. Journal of Managerial Issues, (2), 191-206.

Tanguay, D. M., Defebaugh, S., Waltman, J. (2011). An Ethics Program Assessment: A Case Study Using Kotter's Transformational Change Model. Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal, (2), 13-24.

Tanguay, D.M., Waltman, J. Ettington D. (2007). Faculty Strike: Professor Anderson's Dilemma. Case Research Journal, 27 (1).

Schulz, E. R. Tanguay, D. M. (2006). Merit Pay in a Public Sector Institution: Questions of Impact and Attitudes. Public Personnel Management, 35(1).

Tanguay, D. M. Perley, J. (2001). Do for-profit distance education ventures impinge on academic freedom? Congressional Quarterly Research.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Industrial Relations Research Association
  • North American Case Research Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SPHR)